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Miss Belle Kearney Makes Good
Impression on Small Au
Miss Belle Kearney spoke in th<
inle est of he- candidacy for the U
S. Senate at the City Hall of Brook
i a-1 hrj sday night.
The audience was small, probably
because of the unfavorable weathei
anil insufficient advance notices—ir
fact, the speaker stated that hei
audiences at Brookhaven and Ilazle
hurst were the smallest addressed
during her campaign.
The fifty or sixty present, howev
er, were thoroughly attentive and
apparently deeply impressed by the
speaker, whose experience as a
teacher, lecturer and worker for pro
hibition and woman’s suffrage hai
been a valuable training for an as
pirant to public office.
Miss Kearney was introduced by
nun. mrum uasseay wuo Biuieu mai
while Mississippi had never ratified
the woman’s suffrage amendment, re
ceiving suffrage through the action
of other states, the state had been a
pioneer in other movements for the
advancement of women, and might
win the distinction of being the first
state to send a woman to the United
States Senate. Mr. Cassedy briefly
stated that his lamented mother and
her sister and Mls3 Kearney had
been warm friends.
Miss Kearney, after a few re
marks in acknowledgement stated
that she had recently declined a lec
ture tour of three months in Penn
sylvania at $25 per night and a si
milar one in Virginia, and had re
turned to her home state of Missis
* sippi to speak in favor of law en
forcement for no payment at all up
on learning the need for such work
in this state.
Among other things, Miss Kearney
stated that 40,000 women voters
were registered, and that if they
stood by her, she was sure of enter
ing the second primary. Many of
the best men in the state had ex
pressed their intention of voting for
her. Once in the second primary, her
election was sure, since, if Mr. Var
daman should be eliminated, his
supporters would turn to her, rath
er than to Stephens, while if Steph
ens were left at the post, the Steph
ens constituents would prefer her
to Vardaman.
The bitter factionalism in the
state was deplored by many of the
best citizens, who would be glad to
end it by sending to the Senate~One
who belonged to neither, while many
others, disappointed at the develop
ments of recent administrations of
Vardar an associates, were leaving
that faction.
Mr. Stephens, the speaker stated,
served in Congress for ten years ‘‘and
nobody heard of him." While a mem
ber of Congress, he voted against
the enfranchisement of women, sta
ting, in explanation that he was “in
herently opposed to it.”
Miss Kearney threw a wrench into
the Stephens machinery when she
said that Stephens did more than
anyone else to secure the election of
Lee M. Russell as governor, Russell
and Stephens hailing from the same
district, and quoted Oscar Johnston
as one of the supporters of this state
Ex-Senator Vardaman had misrep
resented Mississippi six years in the
Senate, voting against ten great pa
triotic measures, rarely voting with
the Democratic party, hobnobbing
with the most radical Republicans
and asking what the Germans had
done against us.
Miss Kearney declared herself in
favor of such measures as would mi
nimize the probability of war.
In regard to the bonus bill, she
said she favored the bonus and every
other good thing for the ex-soldier
that could be secured without laying
one dollar’s tax upon the already
burdened taxpayer. She favored
lands for ex-service men where they
could find homes. A heavier in
heritance tax would solve the prob
lem without hardships.
Very few women in Mississippi
own taxable property—this was pos
Everybody is now busy getting rid
of General Green and his army. He
sure got a good foot hold while the
rain was coming every day. While
the sun shines now he is rapidly los
ing ground.
. Lots of blackberries are being
canned for future use. The fruit
crop is short.
Miss Ethel Laird, of Delhi, La.,
who has been attending school in
Jackson, is spending a few days with
her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. I. R.
Laird, before returning home.
Mr. and Mrs. Leon Watson’s child
Willie, who was operated on at the
King’s Daughters Hospital a few
days ago, is getting along fine.
Miss Ethel Laird and Mr. Enoch
Laird spent Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. R. P. Case, near Friendship.
Miss Ouida Thompson of Carlds
spent a week visiting friends around
Johnson Grove.
Master George Ira Pond takes
great pride in telling you about the
usefulness of bis goats. Make them
work, George.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Guess of Jack
son will motor down Sunday to vis
it Mrs. Guess’ parents, Mr. and Mrs
I. R. Laird.
Mr. E. L. Laird is often sent t(
Brookhaven on errands. Somehow
he fails to stop the flivver until li
has reached Red Star.
Mr. C. W. Phillips is again wear
ing smiles. Only a short time ag<
he was married to Miss Gladys Welcl
of Norfleld.
Mr. Willie King and Mrs. Lelt
Sullivan motored up to the capita
city Sunday, and report a gram
Mr. J. B. Laird is having his som
Instructed .in music.
Old and young are Invited to at
tend the singing school at Johnsoi
Grove commencing July 9th and con
tlnuing for ten days. Taught by th<
well known singer, Hon. J. Q. Brls
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sibly due to their allowing it to be
managed by their masculine rela
Only a fourth of the enlisted men
of the United States army were able
to read understandingly, and to
write. Miss Kearney advocated a
federal department of education. The
government was spending four times
as much on the bureau in charge of
animals as on education. South Ca
rolina is lowest in rank of the states
in eduaction, and Mississippi is next
to the lowest. The Hawaiian Is
lands, Panama and Porto Rico are
far ahead of Mississippi education
ally. Every child has the right to
be well born and well educated.
Mississippi is the only state where
the blacks outnumber the whites,
there being an inequality in numbers
of 81,222. A large employer of la
bor had told the speaker that he
rarely found a negro whp could , not
read, but the illiterates were com
mon among the whites.
In Marion county she was told that
in a large community of Holy Roll
ers, a third were illiterate, the most
distressing fact being that these il
literates were mostly young men in
the early twenties.
The developments which have
made the present gubernatorial ad
ministration notorious were deplored
. by the speaker.
The text-book commissionrs were
exonerated by Miss Kearney as hav
mg Deen cat s paws ana not guil
ty of any intentional wrong, but
there was strong probability of
graft. Mississippi pays far more
than Alabama and Tennessee for the
very same text books.
Miss Kearney rejoiced at the po
litical emancipation of women.
She referred to the aged, decrepit,
and sometimes drurfken senators she
had observed while working in Wash
ington for prohibition and woman’s
suffrage, declaring for efficiency and
Christian citizenship. Earlier in the
address reference was made to her
over-seas service among the soldiers
during the World War.
A number of apt and entertaining
stories were interspersed with the
more serious body of the address.
On the whole, the speaker showed
a thorough acquaintance with many
of Mississippi’s most serious prob
lems, and gave the impression of be
ing able to represent the state of
Mississippi with ability and distinc
tion in the United States Senate.
Jackson Missionary Caravan Visits
The missionary caravan of Jack
son citizens, returned from Vicks
burg last night, arriving in this city
for the most part shortly after mid
night this morning. , The general
belief was that much good had been
accomplished by the trip to the re
vival meeting in the Hill City. The
inspiration of the visitors’ presence
and the tremendous force of their
personal testimony is said to have
been deeply felt.
‘‘Go Tell the Story,” was the slo
gan of the party in the words of the
famous song which became so fami
liar here in the Gypsy Smith meet
ing, singing of songs in the taberna
cle by the Jackson delegation. All
the hymns and gospel songs sung
here in the big tent in Poindexter
Park were rendered over and over
and the Vicksburg audience of 2,500
persons called again and agaip for
more. Rober Philp lead this ser
vice with the music of his trombone.
The story of their Christian ex
perience told by a number of Jack
son men stirred the audience deeply.
Heart yearning testimonies were
given by Harry Austin, L. L. Patter
son, O. B. Dyer, W. E. Lyle, and G.
E. Allen. The change which the
spirit of God had wrought in their
hearts was acclaimed. The happi
ness which the conversion rrom tne
service of the devil to the service of
God was the message which their
testimony brought.
Sidney Robinson told them of the
results of the mid-day prayer ser
vices in Jackson. J. M. Hartfleld
testified to the power of the daily
family prayer and urged the adoption
of the custom in homes where it had
not been observed before. Maze Dai
ley declared that prohibition would
not be difficult to enforce when men
gave their hearts to God.
Julian Alexander acted as spokes
man of the Jackson party and-intro
duced the various witnesses to the
power of God in Jackson. He told
the Vicksburg congregation that the
visitors did not come because they
had a feeling of superiority or were
better than the people of the Hill
City. He said they had come be
cause they wanted to tell what
Christ had done for their city and
to see if they might not be of some
aid in the good work that was being
done by their neighbors in Vicks
The Jackson party numbered a
bout 80 persons including some wo
men. They were met on their ar
rival in Vicksburg and served with
a splendid lunch. Reserved seats
had been marked out for them in the
choir section. They were treated
with eevry courtesy known to a hps
pitable people. Many believed that
their Christian mission had been of
special benefit to themselves and felt
the strengthening spirit of the as
sociation with the Vicksburg Chris
Young Son of W. S. Tatum Dies.
Little W. F. S. Tatum III, two
year old grandson of W. S. F. Ta
tum, prominent lumberman of this
city, and son of Mr. and Mrs. W.
S. Tatum, of West Pine street, died
today following an attack of cere
bral meningitis brought on by ill
ness from pneumonia' some time ago.
The little boy had been seriously
<11 for TtAnrlv two waaIch and his life
was despaired of when hp lapsed in
1 to unconsciousness recently. He h
the younger of the two children in
W. S. Tatum’s family, and the fath
er and mother are overcome with
grief at the tragedy that has come
i upon them.
Deceased was a sunny little chap,
i and his loss is mourned by the large
circle of friends and relatives of the
. Tatums in Hattiesburg.
Funeral arrangements have not
been announced at present. — Hat*
, tiesburg American.
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Mr. and Mre. W. D. Davla spent
Tuesday in New Orleana.
Big Planters and One-Crop
Farmers Are a Thing of the
I Past ih Lincoln County.
Diversify your crops on small acre
age and be a successful, money-mak
ing farmer. We are going to give
publicity to the kind of strawberries
—the time to plant—where to buy
the plants and the kind of fertilizer
to use. We want enough farmers to
plant a small acreage to strawberries
to make carload shipments.
—Kiwanis Club.
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Picnic for Grange Hall.
Messrs. Louis Noble, Lee Godbold,
and Pat Case, committee, announce
that a picnic will be held at Grange
Hall School on June 23rd. All poli
tical candidates are invited to speak
there. There will be dinner on the
grounds, and ice cream and other re
freshments will be obtainable. The
picnic is held for the benefit of the
The Leader acknowledges an invi
tation to be present at the marriage
of Miss Annie Genevieve Thornton
and Mr. James Meredith Menger, at
First Baptist church, Russellville,
Alabama, June twenty-eighth. The
bride-elect is a daughter of Rev. and
Mrs. M. K. Thornton,, well know in
Kfl-1-: _V. 11a 4k a a..aa»a 4a Ua 4 n
I'uuv mv »w ww •»
the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. 0.
Menger, of Vicksburg, is a world war
veteran and is associated with his
father in his large furniture busi
ness. Mr. Menger was an aide to
Col. Geo. C. Hoskins while the lat
ter was at the head of the First Mis
sissippi Regiment. He is also the
youngest deacon of the First Baptist
church of the Hill City and is active
in all church enterprises. He is a
nephew of Mrs. B. T. Hobbs.
Mrs. E. P. Gupton of Sulligent,
Ala., has been a guest of her friend,
Mrs. A. C. Cohen in Brookhaven. A
friendship between the two began
when Mr. Gupton was wood superin
tendent of the Denkmann Mill at
Norfleld and resided there with Mrs.
Gupton at the same times the Cohens
were residents. Mrs. Gupton was
made god-mother of little Bessie Mae
Cohen and took the beautiful child
with her to her Alabama home this
week-end. Mrs. Cohen expects to
visit Mrs. Gupton in September and
to accompany her little daughter
back to her Brookhaven home.
Dr. Helen Hinton who has recently
finished the medical course at Tulane
University in New Orleans, a daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Hinton, of
this city, is spending two weeks here
with her parents before proceeding
to Philadelphia, Pa., where she will
enter one of the large hospitals as
an interne. Dr. Hinton graduated
with highest honors at Tulane and
was one of the ten leading graduates
in a class of over one hundred and
sixty.—McComb Enterprise.
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The excellent weather for the last
week has been helpful to the farm
ers, and as a result the crops of the
county are in a good state of culti
vation, with little grass reported
from any section. Most of the corn
has been laid by with good prospects
for a large crop. Cotton is growing
rapidly and is further advanced than
at this season last year, and with
favorable weather an average crop
may be expected.
Mr. F. E. D. Osborne, left the first
of the week for Woodville, Miss.,
where he has established the Wood
vine unuei ian.xiig vu. xvjli. wuuinc
is thoroughly experienced in the un
dertaking and embalming business
and has been connected with the
Kennedy Undertaking Co., of this
city for some time past. —McComb
Pres. C. B. Perkins, with his ac
customed magnanimity conceived the
idea of providing diversion on
the Fourth for those, young and old,
who cannot well go elsewhere. Show
your appreciation by preparing a
basket and taking your children to
the community park and playgrounds
July 4th.
A male chorus of 30 voices has
been formed by sick and disabled
soldiers at the government hospital
at Fort Bayard, N. M. Under the
guidance of the American Legion
this chorus gives frequent concerts
for the benefit of the less fortunate
bed-ridden patients.
Two were killed and two serious
ly injured in a motor wreck at
Vicksburg Thursday. Culley Stevens
aged 60, and his son, 18, were the
victims. The car was dragged a
hundred feet by a motor train on
the Y. & M. V.
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Mr. and Mrs. Parker Cunningham
of McComb, visited Mr. and Mrs. O.
J. Lotterhos Sunday.—Summit Senti
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The young people of this com
munity are gathering in from school.
We are very lucky to have two
young graduates this year, Mr. Clyde
and Miss Josie Clark.
Mr. J. H. _Reeves has purchased a
new car.
Mrs. T. C. Bacot and her attract
ivo littlp dfliip’htar T?nhv TT-vftlvn
visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B.
C. Price, Saturday and Sunday last.
Aunt Martha Greer who haB been
ill, has so far recovered as to relieve
the apprehension of her many
Mr. Carl Reeves' has returned home
after several days spent in Alaba
Several of our friends attended
the marriage of Miss Cora Greer at
Topisaw, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Greer were
welcome guests of the Gunnell home
Mrs. M. E. Clark proudly witness
ed the graduation of her son, Clyde,
at A. & M. College, last week.
Friends of little Estus Gunne)
who was confined to his bed by ill
ness are rejoicing over his early re
turn to health and strength.
—Kid*, t
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Baseball in Morning and Other
Athletic Sports and Speak
ing After Noon.
There Is going to be an all-day
celebration at the playgrounds July
4th. Baseball in the morning, be
tween Brookhaven and Ilazlehurst,
and athletic sports in the afternoon
—swimimng races, foot races, sack
races. Successful contestants will be^
given valuable prizes. There will be
music all day by the municipal band.
The Committee appointed on ar
rangements is as follows:
J. W. McGrath, chairman; I. Ab
rams, Dr. O. N. Arrington, L. H.
Bowen, L. R. Ellzey.
Beside the above the report of the
twenty-five who visited Hammond to
investigate strawberry culture was
The Kiwanis Club will have forms
printed for farmers to sign acreages
to be planted by them. Merchants
and banks have agreed to finance-the
farmers in the strawberry industry.
An account of the trip to Hammond
appeared in Wednesday’s issue of the
Mrs. O’Donnell Entertains Miss
One of the loveliest of the small
Af nriirn 4 A r irAti 4n A P 4Vi A t Vl WOC
the informal bridge party of two ta
bles given by Mrs. T. L. O’Donnell,
Tuesday afternoon, when she had a
few friends in, in Tionor of her sis
ter, Miss Susie Lee Perkins, of Brook
The hospitable O’Donnell home on
Sixth Avenue, was given an added
touch of attractiveness by the great
est profusion of double , marigolds,
which were artistically arranged.
This yellow color motif was also car
ried out in the dainty salad course
enjoyed after the games. The tables
were placed in the large living room.
A pretty deck of cards was given
as the prize, and it was won by Mrs.
W. M. Duke. To Miss Perkins, Mrs.
O’Donnell presented a lovely' gold
vanity case.
Miss Perkins was attractive Tues
day wearing a stunnfhg semi-sport
frock of blue linen and pongee trim
med in cross stitch embroidery.
Mrs. O’Donnell Is a charming host
ess and her lovely hospitality was
enjoyed by Miss Perkins, Misses Ma
rie Rowan, Annette Beck, Frances
Rooker, Mesdames W. M. Duke, O.
C. Grigsby and W. J. Morris.—Hat
tiesburg American.
A Fatal Accident.
A very sad accident occurred last
Saturday afternoon when Walter
Sullivan, 17 year old son of Mr. and
Mrs. John Sullivan who reside a few
miles north of here, fell from the
horse he was riding and broke his
It is said that he and one of Mr.
John SutTTvaft’s boys were on Their |
way to play ball somewhere in that
neighborhood and they were racing
their horses when one of the horses
stumbled against the other, both
falling and, in some way, caused the
almost instant death of this young
man, who we learn, only lived about
thirty minutes after the accident.
His remains were interred in the
Oak Grove cemetery last Sunday af
ternoon.—Franklin Advocate.
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Mrs. Herring as Matron of Honor to
Mrs. M. L. Herring, matron of
honor of the Mississippi Division of
Confederate Veterans, left last night
for Reidsville, North Carolina, en
route to attend the Reunion in Rich
mond, Va. Mrs. Herring will spend
the summer in that city with her
daughter, Mrs. James S. Wray, so
sweetly remembered as Miss Mar
guerite Herring, and it will only be
a two hours run to Richmond, so It
is that she will.be in her place on
Tuesday. Mrs. Herring will spend
a greater part of the summer in
travel before returning home in Oc
In the Matter of the Employment of
County Home Economics Agent.
Thiy matter having come on to be
heard before this Board and the
Board having carefully considered
the same and it being the opinion of
this Board that it would be to the
best Interest of the county to retain
their present Agent, Miss Eva E. Le
gett, It is therefore ordered by this
Board that she be employed for six
months from the expiration of her
prior contract and at and for the
same salary in her former contract.
It is ordered that the Board do
now adjourn until Court in course.
Cucumbers are very much in ev
idence in this community.
Candidates sure are getting friend
ly. Election day is drawing near.
If you want to be voted for, Mr.
Candidate, you had better attend the
ice cream supper at Mt. Moriah. Your
opponents will be there, good and
strong. We are going to pick ’em
out Friday night, June 23rd, not by
their looks but by their qualifica
tions—come and tell us about it.
Messrs. Ernest Chandler, Luther
Middleton and families, are over
from Shreveport visiting their pa
rents. Looks like old times to see
them back again.
There was a number of people
Utrwa UK ouuua)r ocuwvi ouuua/
Brookhaven, Among them were Miss
es Nora and Maggie Leggett, also
Mrs. Lora Leggett and Mr. Jack Leg
Mr. Ira Martin was a visitor at
Mt. Moriah Sunday, June 11th. Our
club was well represented at the
county Short Course. The ones who
attended were Irene Smith, Mae
Coon, Lilian and Alma Ballard, Min
nie Summers and Elizabeth Burns.
We all had a fine time and are look
ing forward to the next one.
We’ll give you all the cream you
can eat—if you’ve got the "dough.”
We are going to buy a Steam Pres
sure Canner with the proceeds,
i Mt, Motab Oempaitfgtiob Cl»b.
We had preaching at the Metho
dist Church last Sunday at 11:00 o’
clock and again at 7:30. Rev. Cara
way, Dr. Caraway’s son, of Sicily Is
land, La., doing the preaching. Ev
erybody likes him.
Mr. and Mrs. Buford Mahaffy, of
Braxton were visitors in the Cara
way home Saturday and Shnday re
turning to their home through the
country in a car on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Long of Lou
ise, have been visiting relatives in
and around Sontag, for the past three
weeks. ,
* Mrs. Joe Wilson returned to Frog
more, La., last Saturday. -
Miss Vera Terry spent Saturday
and Sunday in the Hinton home.
Mr. J. V. Cotton visited relatives
and friends down in Franklin coun
ty last week, and reported a good
time there.
Hubert Douglas, George William
son, and Excell Daughdrill left for
Chillicothe, Mo., where they are go
ing to take a business course. They
will be gone for several months.
Willie and Bennoa Douglas will also
go within a few weeks.
Mr. J. F. Armstrong is back again
at T. W. Harris home and is doing
nicely we are glad to note.
Mrs. W. A. Hinton and son, Bilbo,
visited her mother, Mrs. J. L. Terry
Mrs. C. E. Selman visited in Mon
tlcello last week.
Mrs. Neal McClelland went to see
her husband last Saturday at Hat
uesDurg, returning Sunday arter
Mr. Charlie Foster of Little Baha
la, was a Sontag visitor last Sunday
Mr. Joe Brister, of Perch Creek,
was a visitor to this community last
Mrs. Ernest Douglas and Mrs. J.
P. White made a business trip to
Brookhaven last Tuesday.
The Misses Parnell and Miss Bar
ger, of Bahala neighborhood, were
in Sontag the week end.
Uncle Pole Buckley is in a very
critical condition and is not expect
ed to live many more days.
Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Terry and
family spent last Sunday in the Hin
ton home.
Mrs. J. V. Cotton was called to the
hedside of her brother, Bob Pittman,
at D’Lo, last Tuesday. He bad a
stroke of paralysis and is in a se
rious condition.
The Pickling Company is busy
with the cucumbers these hot days.
A fine crop will be made.
Prof. J. V. Eowcn to New York.
A. & M. College, Miss., June 17.—
Another of the absentees on leave
from Mississippi A. & M. College
during this summer vacation period
will be Prof. J. V. Bowen, Dean of
the School of Business.'' Mr. Bowen
has made arrangements to go to New
York City on June 27, where he has
been invited to be a member of the
faculty of the summer school of New
York University. He expects to‘give
an advanced course on American and
Foreign Corporation Management.
This is a course developed by him,
based on the corporate practice of
the United States, Great Britain,
France and Germany. This is tlie
only course of its kind, as qnderstood
that has yet been offered to students
in this country.
Professor Bowen will be accompa
nied to New York by Mrs. Bowen
and his little daughter,.all of whom
are looking forward to the experience
with great interest.
State vs. Oscar Case. — Charged
with being father of a bastard child.
State vs. Commodore Williams.—
Shooting with intent to kill and mur
der. Bound over to Circuit Court.
State vs. Aleck Smith — Assault
and battery, plead guilty and fined.
State vs. Quin Johnson. — Assault
and battery. Plea of guilty and fine
Curtis Regur.—Selling liened pro
perty. Preliminary investigation.
Defendant held to await action of
grand jury under $300.00 ball bond'.
Charley Johnson, Prince Lightfoot,
jr., and Emanuel Williams. — Gam
ing. $5.00 each and costs.
Rudolph Billups. — Permitting
gambling in his place of business.
$100.00 and costs. Case appealed.
Johnnie Hughes. — Driving auto
with muffler disconnected. $2.50 and
Harvey Turnbough. — Driving au
to with cut out open. $2.50 and
Columbus Smith. — Having in
possession intoxicating liquors. $100
and costs. 50 per cent suspended.
Ernest Jenkins. — Assault and
battery. Compromised and dismiss
ed upon payment-of costs.
Karri*** Umum lamed Soria* the
Fast Week.
White.—Mr. Samuel Bolian and
Miss Eula Lee Summers; Mr. Seth
Smith and Mrs. Annie Bankston;
Mr. Elmer Eugene Durr and Miss
Alma Louise Smith; Mr. Robert Glo
ver and Miss Donie Roberts.
Colored. — Robert Smith and Rosa
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National Commander Hanfbrd
MacNider of the American Legion,
has tentatively accepted an invita
tion to speak before the national en
campment of the Grand Army of the
Republic to be held in Des Moines,
la., during the week of Sept. 24.
A sheet, pillow case or towel was
the price of admission to an enter
tainment given by the American Le
gion Auxiliary at Wildwood, N. J.,
to acquire needed linen for sick and
wounded soldiers confined at a New
His Attitude on a Richer of Rational Meas
ures-Some Principles of American
Democracy for Which He Stands.
Too Much Money in Politics.
He believes that too much money is spent, as a
rule, in primary elections. The Newberry case is now
a national scandal. He believes that strict Jaws should
be enacted to prevent men from buying themselves
into office because any man who will buy himself
into office will sell himself out whpn he gets there.
One of the signs of decay in the national life of all
countries is the corrupt expenditure of money in poli
tics. Surely Paul was right, when he said, "For the
love of money is the root of all evil" and this seems to
apply too to the political life of a Nation, as it does
to the individual.
A Square Deal for Farmers.
He believes that the Agricultural States should
join hands and combine their forces and see that the
farmers of this Nation get a square deal and he thinks
that the "Agricultural Bloc” in Washington is a good
beginning. An indication of deterioration in all civ
ilized nations of the earth is the leaving of the farms
by the young men and this is showing itself in our
country to an alarming degree, and it is largely be
cause the agricultural interests have been discrimi
nated against by our National Government. He be
lieves that the farmers should organize just as other
business is organized,' so that facts could be marshal
ed and presented in an intelligent way in order that
they might get justice in the producing and selling of
their products and that they may enjoy the same ad
vantage in their calling as other enterprises of this
government enjoy.
A Fair Chance for the Laboring Man.
He believes that all classes should be represent
ed fairly. He believes in the dignity of Labor and that
Labor should not be treated as a commodity but should
be looked upon as one of the most honorable and dig
nified callings. He believes that “The laborer is wor
thy of his hire” and the man who labors should have
the same fair chance to own his home, educate his
children and have some of the luxuries of life—Just
in the same proportion as other callings; and all meas
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lleves that Capital should have a square deal and all
property, -whether it belongs to capitalist, laboring
man or any other person, regardless of calling, posit
ion, or standing, and regardless of whether It be na
tural or artificial persons, should be protected as pro
vided by Law and the Constitution.
Government Should Contribute to
Public Schools.
He believes that the Public School of this coun
try is the foundation of our liberty and that the Na
tional Government should contribute liberally to the
support of the Public School with sole supervision in
the States.
America For America.
He believes in the Monroe Doctrine: America for
America. He believes in the foreign policies announc
ed by Washington and Jefferson, “Stay out of Euro
pean Politics and avoid entangling alliances.” He
believes that all Immigration should be stopped until
world conditions get settled and then immigrants
should be admitted only under the most rigid restric
tions, if at all,
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U. S. Courts Should be Reformed.
He believes that the United States District and
Circuit Courts should be reformed or abolished, and
it abolished, the jurisdiction now held by these courts
should be transferred to the IStute Tribunals leaving
just one great Federal Court, namely the Supreme
Court of the United States. There should be a direct
appeal from the State Court to the Supreme Court of
the United States, where any Federal question is in
volved. This would make justice more speedy, more
satisfactory and would save the people hundreds of
thousands dollars every year. The expense o^ con
ducting litigation under our present system is beyond
the reach- of the average man. Our Federal and Dis
trict Judges are appointed by the President of the
United States for life, which is not in accord with
Democracy but is a specie of Autocracy, and it was
placed in the laws of the United States only as a com
promise. Life tenure in office should be abolished
and this should apply to judges as it now applies to
ail other public officials and the administration of jus
tice placed in the hands of the judges, more to the
will and needs of the people and this would go a long
way towards decentralizing this government.
Too Much Politics in Washington.
He believes, as many other men of this Nation
who have given careful study-to present day condit
ions, that there is too much POLITICS in Washington.
We have too many Politicians and too few Statesmen.
Our present day representatives in Congress give en
tirely too much time to the business of succeeding
themselves and too little time to the great problems
that are facing us as a Nation. He believes that un
less we get away from small politics and begin to work
seriously, honestly and intelligently upon the big
problems, our future is unsafe.
Tax Laws Should Be Amended.
He believes that the present Income and Inheri
tance Tax Laws should be amended so that large for
tunes should bear a more equitable and just propor
tion of the burden of taxation.
President’s Power Should Be Curtailed.
He believes that the President of the United
States should be nominated by a direct vote of the
people and the appointing of judges and the Cabinet
and many other appointments should be taken out of
the hands of the President and placed in the hands of
the people. This would go a long way towards pre
venting the Party in Power, through the President,
from building up a political machine to perpetuate
themselves in oftice, which is autocracy in a different
White Supremacy.
Thomas Jefferson said. “It Is impossible for two
distinct races to live amicably in the same Nation upon
social, educational, industrial and political equality.”
Hugh Wall thinks this is fundamental and vital to the
life of this nation. He therefore, believes that the
Constitution of the United States should be amended
so as to announce to the world that white supremacy
in the United States is a fixed policy and the voting
power should be restricted to the white people and
the qualifications of the voter should be left solely to
the States.
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